Closing debate

The CityLAB summer schools traditionally concludes with a debate, in which the speakers' different perspectives come together.

Debating city aesthetics & citizenship

Prof Bart Keunen

Ghent University‚Äč
Professor in Comparative Literature. He published articles on topics concerning urban studies, genre criticism, literary historiography and literary sociology in international journals and books.

Prof Rob Shields

University of Alberta

Henry Marshall Tory Endowed Research Chair and Professor of Sociology, City-Region Studies Centre, Faculty of Extension.

Founder and Co-Editor, Space and Culture en Curb Planning Magazine.


And the CityLAB VI academic organisation:

Prof Bart Eeckhout

Director of the Antwerp Research Institute for the Arts (ARIA). His research topics are threefold: the American modernist poet Wallace Stevens, interdisciplinary LGBTI/queer studies, and interdisciplinary urban studies - including the correlation between literature and architecture.

Prof Pascal Gielen

Professor cultural sociology at the Antwerp Research Institute for the Arts (ARIA).  He received the Odysseus Grant for his research about the conditions of sustainable creative labour in different urban contexts, for which he instituted the interdisciplinairy Culture Commons Quest Office.

Dr Nele Wynants

Postdoctoral researcher in the THEA Joint Research Group (ULB) and the Research Centre for Visual Poetics (UAntwerp). She is involved in the European research projects on the magic lantern.

Practical info

Friday 6 July 2018
2 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.

University of Antwerp - Stadscampus
Room K.201
Kleine Kauwenberg 14
2000 Antwerp